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Two California Community Colleges will be offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management (HIM) starting this fall, 2016!
At the March 16, 2015, California Community College Board of Governors meeting, the members voted unanimously to approve San Diego Mesa College’s Health Information Management (HIM) Bachelor of Science degree as one of the fifteen community college pilot programs to be offered in the state. The HIM program received Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) approval.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management program provides accessible, high-quality industry-approved instruction designed to prepare students to work at a management level in a variety of healthcare settings including acute and subacute hospitals, outpatient clinics, government health agencies, and electronic health records industry vendors. The Health Information Management program is seeking accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam once the accreditation has been approved.
We do not have the bookstore pricing for some items. Those are highlighted in yellow. The worksheets titled HIT AS, MCS, and CIM, list the required texts in for each of these programs. The worksheet titled Required Courses lists all the courses in our department, and shows which courses are common to the various programs. Please review the two worksheets available by clicking HIT/CIM Texts Fall 2016. These contain lists of all the required texts for the HIT and CIM courses. The sheet titled Sorted by Course lists the required texts by course. It displays the required texts in ascending order by the course number, and includes the ISBN and the estimated pricing for the new and used copies.
The worksheet titled Sorted by Text lists the required texts in ascending order by author/title of the text. It also
gives the estimated pricing for new and used copies, and provides a summary list of
all courses in which the text is used.
Further information is detailed at the top of each worksheet.
May also be called: Clinical Data Specialists; Health Information Analysts; Health Information Management Specialists; Health Information Management Technicians; Health Information Specialists; Health Information Systems Technicians; Medical Record Technicians; Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT)
Specialties within this occupation include: Health Information Coders, Cancer Registrars
Salary Information: The average salary for Health Information Technicians is $49,000.Outlook: Faster than average growth is projected for Health Information Technicians. Qualified technicians completing a two-year study program should be able to obtain employment easily.
Congratulations! Now What?
Earning your degree is the first step towards a successful career in HIM. But what comes next? To find out more about life after graduation, SAC member Sebrina Campbell recently interviewed Jamie Wilding, a coding and compliance specialist for Esse Health. Wilding is a new professional who graduated from Saint Louis University in 2010 with her BS in Health Information Management.
Click to read the interview.
CHIA’s Mentorship Program brings together seasoned HIM professionals with Student
members, recent graduates, and other interested health information management (HIM)
professionals in an online open and fluid environment. The California Mentorship Community
of Practice (CoP) site is the platform for sharing information, experiences, and networking.
This program is designed to promote dialogue and professional relationships between
mentors and mentees, and is coordinated by the CHIA Mentorship Committee.
View or print the program flyer for more information.